crohn’s disease

what is it?

Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. It can cause inflammation in any park of the gut but mostly occurs in the last section of the small intestine or large intestineIt is a chronic condition but periods of remission means the individual can be symptom free for periods of time. It can impair digestion and absorption of nutrients and how well your body gets rid of waste. Symptoms vary between each person as different sections of the gut are affected. Main symptoms are diarrhoea, stomach aches/cramps, blood in your stools, tiredness and weight loss. It is an ongoing condition but symptoms can be managed with medication and in some cases, surgery. 

where to get help

Seek help from your doctor if you are experiencing gut symptoms. 

other sources of information

NHS

Crohns & Colitis UK

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